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“Good food for a small place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Valentinos Restaurant

Valentinos Restaurant
73 High Street | Harborne, Birmingham B17 9NS, England
+44 121 427 2560
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Ranked #401 of 1,606 Restaurants in Birmingham
Price range: $23 - $39
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Valentinos is a small family run Italian restaurant found on the High Street in Harborne. Established since 1975 it has an excellent reputation for excellent quality Italian food and wines, friendly attentive staff and comfortable surroundings. We specialize in traditional Italian food and fish dishes. Family friendly.
Walsall, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good food for a small place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I visited the restaurant as part of a Groupon voucher deal. The voucher was completely honoured unlike some other restaurants which was a pleasant surprise. The food was very tasty but the portion sizes were quite small so ended up ordering dessert which we wouldn't normally do. On the whole we had a nice meal, service was slightly slow but I do feel it's slightly pricey for the portion sizes that are served. I would go again if there was a voucher available but not if I was paying full price!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
“As beautiful little restaurant that must never be forgotten.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

Head out of the city and head for Harborne - this quaint little restaurant is one of the best in the city. Forget Jamie's, if you want delicious, authentic Italian cuisine cooked to perfection every time then you must pay Valentino's a visit.
A concise, but varied menu should cater for everyone, but there is a fair selection of daily specials if you fancy something different.

The staff have always been extremely welcoming and friendly and seem passionate about the menu - so don't be afraid to ask for suggestions!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Lovely local Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

When it seems like all Italian restaurants are chains, it's nice to have a locally owned place that isn't the same as everywhere else. Overall everything was great at Valentinos, food, service, atmosphere. We were there on a Tuesday night, but still plenty of people in. I had antipasto and lemon sole in lobster sauce, both of which were excellent. Would definitely return!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham
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71 restaurant reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Went here for the 1st time on a groupon this evening and everything was great. The food and service were super in this very friendly eatery.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Visited this restaurant at lunchtime with a friend and sat outside. The staff were at first, tentative but seemed to forget general restaurant etiqute such as napkins, condiments and checking to see if food was ok once we had ordered.

The food was ok, apart from the poor side dish of vegetables which weren't very authentically italian (mashed potato, sweede and peas).

I wouldn't go here again, bit of a let down.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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